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Solution: What is the molecular formula for ammonium nitrate?

Problem

What is the molecular formula for ammonium nitrate?

Solution

We’re being asked to give the chemical formula of ammonium nitrate.


The rules for naming polyatomic ionic compounds are as follows:

1. The metal keeps its name and is named and written first.

– For transition metals, we use Roman numerals to denote its charge.


2. Name the polyatomic ion as you would normally.


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